Better Cell Sorting:

  • High Speed

  • Sterile

  • Scalable

High speed, sterile, scalable, gentle cell sorting

Cellular Highways is developing a new technology for cell sorting, that promises to deliver high-speed, sterile, scalable cell sorting in research, diagnostics and therapeutics. Cellular Highways is a spin-out from, and backed by, TTP plc, based in Cambridge, UK.

GMP Cell Sorting

Highway1, now in beta, is our first product. Highway1 is an instrument and set of single-use consumables for sterile and GMP cell sorting. Highway1 is designed around the needs of cell therapy process development users as well as research users requiring sterility, and provides fast, gentle, sterile, closed and automated cell sorting.

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43 kHz sort envelope rate on a 1×0.25mm footprint, including actuator. The smallest high-speed cell sorter in the world.


Incorporating VACS and an inertial focusser, in a high-optical quality, low cost chip.

Sterile GMP Cartridge

An easy-to-use sterile single-use cartridge, allowing flexible swapping of input and output vessels, with optional GMP-compliance.


A fully automated benchtop sorter with high-precision, high-sensitivity fluorescence and scatter cytometry.

Product Timeline


  • Single stream sorting

  • 43 kHz sort envelope rate

  • Proof of Concept

    Data presented at CYTO 2018.

  • Alpha

    Unveiled at CYTO 2019, Vancouver, and ISCT-NA 2019, Madison WI

  • Beta

    Beta is here! Get in touch to join our beta programme!

  • Launch

    Anticipated mid 2023.


  • Parallel stream sorting

  • 688 kHz sort envelope rate

  • Proof of Concept

    Presented at CYTO 2019.

  • Alpha

    Anticipated 2023.

  • Beta

    Anticipated 2024.

  • Launch

    Anticipated 2025.


Cell Therapy

The rapid progress in cell therapy is demanding better therapeutic cell sorting, with a need for GMP-compliance

Single Cell Diagnostics

Single cell workflows need a practical cell sorter

Phenotypic Screening

Isolate a rare positive phenotype from a large batch of cells


Work safely with a benchtop sorter in a standard lab, no aerosols

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